The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Sophos products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sophos over the 3 months to 26 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within Sophos PLC.

3 months to
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sophos
Rank - 73 74
Contract jobs citing Sophos 0 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading - 0.11% 0.20%
As % of the Vendors category - 0.22% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Median daily rate - - £406
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £255 £325
% change year-on-year
+47.05% -21.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £12.75 £12.50
% change year-on-year
- +1.98%
Sophos
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading region.

Vendors Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
458 458 498
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 50.66% 50.89% 49.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 233 219
Median daily rate £400 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £516 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.40% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 19 15
Median hourly rate £19.61 £21.55 £14.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.00% +46.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.45 £17.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.85 £22.50 £18.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

Sophos
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Reading region citing Sophos as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Vendors category.

Sophos Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Sophos
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Sophos across the Reading region.

Sophos Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Sophos
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Sophos across the Reading region.

Sophos Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Sophos
Top 10 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 26 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Sophos also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Reading region with a requirement for Sophos.

1 1 (100.00%) C
1 1 (100.00%) MS Office
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Symantec
1 1 (100.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (100.00%) Mathematics
1 1 (100.00%) SCCM
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MS Office
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Desktop Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Desktop Support
1 1 (100.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Senior Desktop Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Senior Desktop Support
1 1 (100.00%) Senior Desktop Support Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Senior Support Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (100.00%) Windows XP
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (100.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Symantec